I'm Piers Henwood and this is my home for writing about my life and work in the music industry, both as an executive and a creator.
I’ve overseen campaigns that have resulted in hundreds of millions of track streams, JUNO and Grammy nominations, an Academy Awards nomination, and a New York Times Best Seller.
I got into the music industry 20 years ago by managing my first band Jets Overhead. I’ve had the rare experience of standing on stage at major festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo as a musician and a manager. My perspective on creativity and the industry comes from merging both paths.
I believe in lifelong creativity and enjoy starting new creative experiments. I wrote an album of love songs to propose to my wife, and co-wrote a children’s book for my two nephews. I still love playing guitar and piano in the studio with my current project Astrocolor.
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to get in touch – I’ll do my best to be helpful!
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